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CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia

The Czechoslovak crisis began in January 1968. The Czech communist leadership embarked on a program of dramatic liberalization of the political, economic, and social orders. These reforms triggered increasing Soviet concerns culminating in the invasion of 21 August 1968. This collection of documents pertains to these issues, the responses and analysis of this event in history.

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Files from [the] CIA's Lessons Learned From The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia collection. 
Topics: Soviet, Czechoslovakia, CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of...
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Willi Berger Net INSCOM Dossier ZF010448W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Sources INSCOM Dossier ZF400204W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
The Kremlin, The Prague Spring, and the Brezhnev Doctrine by Mark Kramer 2009-09-01
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
DIA Intelligence Supplement - Soviet Electronic Countermeasures During Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1968-10-01
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services and Methods INSCOM Dossier ZF400202W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Czechoslovakia Emigre Activities INSCOM Dossier ZF010120
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Czechoslovakia Foreign Trade Office Frankfurt INSCOM Dossier ZF010003W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia
by United States. Army. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division
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Cover picture "Civilian Jeep"  This Week's Cover: "A FARMER hauls a reaper and binder behind a new civilian jeep. That is only one of the uses to which this GI wagon can be put. For more of Sgt. Frano's jeep pictures, and Sgt. James O'Neill's story, see pages 6 and 7." The Heavyweight by Sgt. John McLeod  GI Questions from GIs by Sgt. Max Novack  Civilian Jeep by Sgt. James P. O'Neill  The Battle of Ommonia Square by Cpl. Edmund Antrobus  Maedchen In Uniform by Sgt....
Topic: WWII,World War, 1939-1945,United States. Army,World War II,Yank,World War II: Postwar Issues,World...
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FBIS - Dubcek Speech - Radio Czechoslovakia 1968-08-27b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold...
FBIS Trends - Gorbachev Renounces Brezhnev Doctrine During Yugoslav Visit 1988-04-06
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold...
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Net INSCOM Dossier ZF010442W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
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SNIE 11-17-68--Capabilities of the Warsaw Pact against NATO 1968-10-08
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
FBIS Special Report on Communist Propaganda - The Aleksandrov Article in Pravda 1968-07-18
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold...
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 400 PM EDT 1968-05-10c
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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by Central Intelligence Agency
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Strategic Warning and Deception 1973-04-01
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Tradescraft INSCOM Dossier ZF400205W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 1130 EDT 1968-08-30a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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FBIS - Dubcek Speech - Our working people 1968-08-04
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold...
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Files Urfahr INSCOM Dossier ZF010511WJ
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Telegram from US Embassy Prague - Czecho-Latest Developments 1968-07-24
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Weekly Summary - Czechoslovakia Moves Ahead on Reforms 1968-06-21b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
The White House - Statement By the President on Czechoslovakia 1968-08-21g
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
FBI Memo To President - Communist Party, USA - International Relations 1968-08-23
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting of September 18, 1968 1968-09-18
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Preparations for Military Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968-07-26a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
FBIS Special Report on Communist Propaganda - Soviet Propaganda on the Warsaw Pact 1968-07-12
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold...
Central Intelligence Bulletin Czechoslovakia-USSR - Hard bargaining continues on concessions and economic aid 1968-05-20
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Czechoslovakia Embassy Wash DC INSCOM Dossier ZF010716W
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
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Unknown Czech INSCOM Dossier
Topics: Czechoslovakia, INSCOM, Intelligence and Security Command, US Army, Dossier
Analysis, War and Decisions-Why Intelligence Failures are Inevitable 1979-09-01
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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by Central Intelligence Agency
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USAREUR Weekly Watch Report NR 36-68 1968-09-23
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Intelligence Memorandum--Military Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968-08-20
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 1100 EDT 1968-08-22b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Intelligence Memorandum--Czechoslovakia in transition 1968-04-23
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Soviet Motives for The Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1968-08-29
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Weekly Summary - Dubcek Winning Political Struggle 1968-03-22b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Intelligence Memorandum--Czechoslovakia--The Problem of Soviet Control 1970-01-16
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 1630 EDT 1968-08-30b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Memorandum for the Director--The crisis in Czechoslovakia 1968-07-12b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Soviet-Czechoslovak Relations in the Intelligence and Security Fields since the Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1968-11-25
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Joint Study--Soviet Capabilities to reinforce in Central Europe 1968-03-01a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
EUCOM Sitrep on Military Situation in Czechoslovakia with Cover Note from McManis to Rostow 1968-08-21
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
JCS Memo for the record - Some Observations on Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968-08-21b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin - Czechoslovakia-USSR Pressure maintained in anticipation of Czechoslovak plenum 1969-04-12
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin-Czechoslovakia Dubcek attempts to satisfy liberals while mollifying 1968-05-31a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Lemnitzer Memo to Rostow on US-NATO Military Implications of Greater Czech Independence 1968-07-23a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Intelligence Memorandum-Short-Run Economic Effects of Soviet Occupation of Czechoslovakia 1968-09-12
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Statement of the Director, Office of Soviet Analysis, to the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee 1988-09-08
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Political Events and Personnel Changes in Czechoslovakia 1968-03-27
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 2000 EDT 1968-08-25b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Rostow Memo to the President on Order of Business for NCS Meeting on Issues Raised by the Czech Crisis 1968-09-04c
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Weekly Summary - Czechoslovak Leaders Go To Moscow for Talks 1968-10-04
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin-Czechoslovakia-USSR Dubcek defends the new course 1968-07-19b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Weekly Summary - USSR and Pact Allies Try to Tame Czechoslovakia 1968-07-19c
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 0830 EDT 1968-08-31
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Special Memorandum no. 12-68--Czechoslovakia-the Dubcek pause 1968-06-13
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Soviet Comments on Possibility of Forceful Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968-07-26b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
DCI Briefing for Congressional Leaders on Soviet Troop Movements 1968-08-23a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Weekly Summary - Czechoslovak Plenum Elects Husak as Party Chief 1969-04-18b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Weekly Summary - Czechoslovakia Calm after Leadership Shuffle 1969-04-25
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin - Party Boss Dubcek Endorses Democratization Process 1968-03-18
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Intelligence Memorandum--Military developments in the Soviet-Czech Confrontation 1968-08-01
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 1100 EDT 1968-08-23c
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 0600 EDT 1968-08-26a
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Reuters - Report of Heavy Machine Gun Fire 1968-08-21n
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin - USSR-Czechoslovakia - Situation Report as of 2300 EDT, includes map 1968-08-27a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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The Situation in Czechoslovakia as of 0700 EDT 1968-08-24a
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Weekly Summary - Czechoslovakia Wins Respite From the USSR 1968-08-09c
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin - USSR-Czechoslovakia - Moscow meets with close allies on pressuring Prague 1968-05-09
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Weekly Summary - Prague and Moscow Edge toward Summit Meeting 1968-07-26b
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Weekly Review Special Report--Italian Communist Party Draws further away from Moscow 1968-10-25
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
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Reuters - U.N. Security Council Session 1968-08-21p
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Rostow cable to the President on Ambassador Beam on Tangled State of Affairs in Czechoslovakia 1968-09-23
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War
Central Intelligence Bulletin - Czechoslovakia-USSR - Prague plays down Cernik's statement on troop disposition 1968-09-23
Topics: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Czechoslovakia, CIA Lessons Learned from Czechoslovakia, Cold War